Name: Benjamin Franklin HUMMEL
ALIA: Frank or /Franklin/
Birth: 2 MAY 1847 in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Death: 11 JUN 1934 in Rockford, Illinois
Census: 1880 shows wife and three kids (Henry,Jennnie, and Mary) in Jefferson Township, Green County, Wisconsin. Listed as farmer. Listed after Dad, so he worked a farm close by.
Census: 1920 shows Franklin and Mary, both 72, living in Freeport, Illinois. Also shown were two daughters, Mabel, age 30, and Sara, age 26. Shown as laborer at automobile factory.
Burial: Dakota Cemetery in Dakota, Stephenson Co., Illinois
Land Deeds have B. Franklin buying land in Section 32, Jefferson Township, Green County,
Wisconsin on March 10, 1873, close to his dad Isaac. On July 5, 1886, he purchased a parcel from his
dad. Franklin sold his land on February 12, 1910 to Fredrick Hostle.
Green Counnty Land Deeds
Year Page Buyer Seller Section
1873 62-86 Franklin Hummel James Alcott 32
1886 85-199 Franklin Hummel Isaac Hummel 32
1910 94-160 Fredrick Hostle Franklin Hummel 32
Father: Isaac HUMMEL b: 8 OCT 1814 in Brecknock Township, Alleganey, Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria KOHL b: 16 DEC 1824 in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Mary Elizabeth BRESSLER b: 9 DEC 1847 in Meiles Township, Center County,Pennsylvania
20 JUN 1872
in Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois, per marriage license and certification married by D.B. Byers, minister.
- Henry Nelson HUMMEL b: 31 JUL 1873 in Jefferson Twsp., Green County, Wisconsin
- Jennie Jane HUMMEL b: 7 SEP 1875 in Wisconsin
- Mary Ann HUMMEL b: 27 DEC 1877 in Wisconsin
- William Isaac HUMMEL b: 24 JAN 1881 in Winslow, Illinois
- Mabel May HUMMEL b: 3 MAY 1885
- Sara Elizabeth HUMMEL b: 17 JUN 1891